Everyday creative projects for the whole family – Sprout by HP

We’ve been getting to know the new Sprout by HP for the last few weeks. It’s a desktop PC which comes with a mat that acts as a second touch screen and, using the scanner above the conventional screen, allows you to capture objects in 3D. Sprout by HP’s main focus is capturing, creating and editing photos and video, allowing you to simply move objects around, cut around them and generally bring the physical and digital together. As a blogger, I have to try my hand at a lot of design that doesn’t necessarily come naturally to me. Sprout has…

The new DC Super Hero Girls show – Win a £100 Visa …

Earlier this year, Talitha had a super hero party to go to. As we talked about who she could go as, we realised that she wasn’t familiar with many female super heroes. I mean, the super hero thing isn’t hugely on her radar even now but she at least had some awareness of characters like Batman. More recently, she’s started donning a cape, flying about and saving people. I don’t think that she’s particularly thinking of herself in gender when she’s playing these games but I’ve felt that if she wasn’t exposed to female heroes, she might begin to absorb…

New Be Cool Scooby-Doo! cartoons – win a £100 Amazon gift card

There’s lots of spooky fun about this week in the lead-up to Halloween so it may just be the perfect time to introduce your kids to a classic from our own childhoods, Scooby-Doo! It’s as silly and amusing now as ever but kids aren’t just watching it on TV anymore. Now you can watch videos, play games and download printable activities on ScoobyDoo.com and The Warner Bros Youtube Channel makes it even easier for kids to watch the mystery squad, on-demand, and from any device. Scooby-Doo! is now giving away a £100 gift card for Amazon, so this is a…

LEGO® Scooby-Doo stop motion PLUS Win a £150 Smyths Toys voucher

How cute are these amazing Scooby-Doo stop motion videos created using the brand new LEGO® Scooby-Doo sets? They’re admittedly a bit spooky for my sensitive four-year-old but they’re a great throwback for me and neither of us can resist anything LEGO®. If your kids love Scooby-Doo be sure to visit ScoobyDoo.com and subscribe to the WB Kids YouTube channel. New videos are being added all the time. WB Kids are giving away a £150 voucher for one lucky winner to spend at Smyths Toys. Enter the rafflecopter widget below to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway In association with WB Kids Sign…

Create a superhero and win a Warner Bros toy gift …

Talitha was invited to a superhero party earlier this month. After looking around for some superhero costume inspiration, she decided to make up her own superhero, Purple Girl. Apparently Purple Girl wears a crown and cape and turns things into purple ice. Sound like anyone to you?! You can create your own ultimate super hero with a fun name, look, powers and more to enter to win a Warner Bros toy gift set. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Warner Bros has put out lots of new videos, including favorites such as Scooby Doo and Batman Unlimited on the DCKids…

Brilliantly weird fun at Hoo Haa! Festival

We’ve spent the past few days doing two pretty random things: finding non-musical objects to make music with and singing “Do a little poo in the forest” to each other. We’ll have to blame the gigs we’ve taken in at Hoo Haa! Festival at Colston Hall in Bristol last week. The first I’ll explain in a minute but the second definitely requires music video explanation. Do show your kiddies this. They’ll love it – and so will you if you’re into toilet humour. On Friday we had Laurence’s brother with us (he normally lives in Thailand) so we all headed…

What we’ve been watching on Netflix – June

So, thankfully Laurence has been working in Bath for the past couple of weeks, which means he’s been home in the evenings rather than just on the weekends. Unfortunately, we seem to have got into bad habits and now don’t want to watch things together. We made a film attempt with 22 Jump Street but I don’t think either of us were really in the mood for it. Actually, I don’t think I’ll ever be in the mood for it. Sorry if it’s your thing. As soon as it was over, I went back to what I’ve been binge watching……